A cyclone packing winds of up to 230 kilometers an hour hit Australia's Great Barrier Reef coast Friday night, officials said, as tens of thousands of people hunkered down amid warnings of devastation.
An Australian navy ship has detected new underwater signals consistent with aircraft black boxes, the chief of the MH370 search said Monday, calling it the “most promising lead” yet in the month-old hunt for the missing plane.
Three separate but fleeting sounds from deep in the Indian Ocean offered new hope Sunday in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, as officials rushed to determine whether they were signals from the plane's black boxes before their beacons fall silent.1 Comment
Naval vessels carrying sophisticated deep-sea black box detectors were rushing to the site of an "important and encouraging" lead in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner, the head of the multinational search said on Sunday.
The swimming cap and goggles of a woman taken by a shark in Australia have been found, police said Friday, as her husband accepted that she had been “consumed completely.”
A large shark killed a woman near her terrified husband and friends as they took their daily morning swim Thursday off a popular Australian east coast beach, police said.
Australia's highest court on Wednesday recognized the existence of a third “non-specific” gender that is neither male nor female, in a landmark ruling campaigners said will help end years of discrimination.
A Frenchwoman has become the fourth foreign student to be brutally murdered in the Australian city of Brisbane in almost as many months, police said Wednesday.
Investigators are conducting a forensic examination of the final recorded conversation between ground control and the cockpit of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 before it went missing three weeks ago, the Malaysian government said Tuesday. Meanwhile Australia, which is coordinating the search for the Boeing 777, cautioned that it “could drag on for a long time” and would be an arduous one.
Beating expectations, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance on deadline day Monday, government officials told The Associated Press.